Main Dining Room Food and Service Taint an otherwise great experience

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Celebrity Equinox

9 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 02, 2016

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8242

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Our third cruise (Princess and Carnival) overall - loved the layout of the ship, great public areas and activities that bring people together.  Latin line dance lessons daily by the pool were super fun.  Cruise Director Alejandro was fantastic.  St Kitts was our favorite unspoiled stop.  Veranda Staterooms are very well laid out (awesome shower).  Staff were very friendly.  Shows were good, outside guests better than the main "broadway" style shows.

The food in main dining room was inconsistent at best. Not even close to both our previous experiences.  Pastas overcooked, some main courses were bland.  Of course you can ask for a different dish if you don't like what you ordered, but you really don't want to have to do that every night!  If you choose the ship, DO NOT choose anytime dining.  Even though we had 6:30 reservation every night, we were constantly moved around and servers do not know you.

Embarkation was a total nightmare as others have said - they gave the ship a smaller terminal than expected, and so we give them half a pass on that.  

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Food Service was poor. Housekeeping was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you choose the ship, DO NOT choose anytime dining.  Even though we had 6:30 reservation every night, we were constantly moved around and servers do not know you.

Ports Of Call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Loved the pirate ship snorkel and beach day! Totally awesome experience.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Head to South Friars Bay by minivan shuttle and walk down to Shipwreck Beach Bar for Lunch! Incredible view of Bay and Nevis!!
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